Mindfulness

Our full selection of articles exploring mindfulness.

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Mindfulness Day is September 12

Mindfulness Day happens every year on September 12. Mindfulness Day was first launched by the nonprofit Wisdom Publications in 2010 as a way to spread awareness about mindfulness. People celebrate Mindfulness Day by engaging in meditation or yoga, by joining a group mindfulness activity, or by using the occasion to kick off a new mindfulness…

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55 Mindfulness Resources & PDFs (The Ultimate List)

If you’re looking to download free mindfulness resources and printable PDFs for your classroom or mindfulness group, you’ve come to the right place. From gratitude to meditation to mindful eating exercises, the below resources are a comprehensive introduction to the subject of mindfulness. Feel free to download and print the following mindfulness resources. See something…

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Urge Surfing (How to STOP Cravings Mindfully)

Urge surfing is a way to create a mindful pause between cravings and action by “riding the wave” of your urges as they rise and subside. By surfing urges instead of acting on them right away, you can give yourself a chance to choose the action you want to take, rather than doing it on…

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15 Mantras for Confidence (+ Printable)

Mantras for confidence can help you cultivate trust in yourself, your instincts, and your abilities. Oftentimes, feelings of low self-esteem can create a distorted view of the world in which you underestimate yourself and your own strengths. This list of mantras for confidence is designed to build feelings of self-worth, trust, and belief in yourself….

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15 Mantras for Self Love (+ Printable)

Mantras for self love are a way to become more loving and compassionate towards yourself. Over time, self love mantras can help your default mode of thinking become increasingly positive. The following list of mantras for self love can help you start to rewire your brain towards seeing your inherent worthiness. For some reason, loving…

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191 Mantras to Live By (+ Printable List of Mantras)

Choosing a few mantras to live by can help you understand your values and what’s important to you. Repeating those mantras regularly can help you keep your focus on the things that matter to you. By going through this list of mantras, you can find the ones that resonate with you most—and take action on…

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33 Mindfulness Exercises for Present-Moment Living

Mindfulness exercises are a form of mental training, helping you live more in the present each day. By choosing mindfulness exercises that fit neatly into your life, building awareness can become an easier process. From “urge surfing” to mindful hugs to mantra meditation, this list of mindfulness exercises has something for everyone. Building mindfulness into…

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71 Gratitude Affirmations (+ Printables)

Gratitude affirmations can help you grow in appreciation for every aspect of your life. Gratitude has a compounding effect – the more you express it each day, the more things you find to be grateful for. This list of affirmations, and the accompanying guided meditation, is designed to guide you in building feelings of gratitude…

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77 Affirmations for Confidence (+ Printable)

Affirmations for confidence can help you strengthen your trust in yourself and in your own instincts and abilities. Feelings of low self-esteem create an inaccurate view of the world that makes you underestimate yourself and your own strengths. This list of affirmations is designed to build feelings of confidence, self-worth, and belief in yourself. Feelings…

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71 Affirmations for Self Love (+ Printable)

Affirmations for self love are a way to internalize compassion and love for yourself. Over time, affirmations can help replace these negative thoughts with positive thoughts. This list of 71 self love affirmations can help you start to rewire your brain for self love, positivity, and inherent worthiness. For some reason, it’s often easier to…

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17 Mindfulness Group Activities

There’s way more variety to group mindfulness activities than the seated meditation, group yoga, and gratitude lists that most of us first think of. From outside meditation to group hugs to mindful cooking classes, the options for mindful group activities are endless. When you’re designing mindfulness activities for groups, it can be hard to know…

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15 Mindfulness Activities for Kids

The best mindfulness activities for kids are generally more interactive than those for adults. Fortunately, from pebble meditations to the raisin exercise to mindfulness books for children, there’s a wealth of options to help kids learn about mindfulness. If you’ve ever seen a child try and sit still on a meditation pillow – or anywhere…

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31 Mindfulness Activities for Teens

Mindfulness activities for teens are similar to the activities you’d practice as an adult. But it’s important to put them in a context teenagers are interested in. That means making mindfulness exercises relevant to their lives (like meditating to make studying easier) or doing exercises that spark curiosity (like mindful eating or mindful music listening)….

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25 Mindfulness Activities for Adults (to Build Awareness Every Day)

Mindfulness activities for adults are much more diverse than the typical activities we think of first, like seated meditation and yoga. From gratitude to self-compassion, from mindful eating to mindful hugs, the options for incorporating mindfulness into your everyday life are endless. Mindfulness is such a vast topic that sometimes it’s hard to know where…

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9 Mindful Cooking Tips (to Become a Stress-Free Chef)

Mindful cooking, also known as cooking meditation, is the art of cooking with patience, curiosity, and nonjudgment, while paying attention to smells and flavors. When you’re cooking mindfully, you treat cooking as if it were a meditation by approaching each action with intention, rather than rushing through it.  I’ll be honest – cooking is often…

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Mindful Minimalism (How to Live a Minimalist Lifestyle)

Mindful minimalism is the art of striking a balance between buying less and not obsessing over buying less. It means owning fewer things, while at the same time, not becoming overly attached to the mission or identity of being “minimalist.”  I’ll explain. For a good three or four years during the mid 2010’s, my dream…

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How to Get In Touch with Your Emotions (10 Ways)

If you’re struggling with how to get in touch with your emotions, the best way is to pay attention to what’s happening in your mind and body, to recognize common emotional triggers, and to challenge yourself to identify underlying emotions by going one level deeper. When I was a teenager, I spent a lot of…

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The 10 Principles of Mindful Marketing

Mindful marketing is about your audience, not about you. It’s about education, relationships, values, awareness, human-to-human interactions, helping first, and asking for permission instead of spamming. The best way to explain mindful marketing is simple: Default to helping people first. Some companies operate based on what THEY need. The focus is on 100 cold calls…

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Mindful Shopping: How to Save Money and Help the Environment

Mindful shopping means keeping your values and personal goals in mind when you buy things. It’s a way to consider the impact an item has on your life, on the environment, and on others. The days of the mindless consumer economy are over. In the 1980s, the movie Wall Street said “greed is good.” In…

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Printable Mindfulness Journal Template (Get Started FAST)

A mindfulness journal template is one way to get started with mindfulness journaling quickly. Mindfulness can have profound effects on your life, but its effects aren’t immediate. That means that keeping your practice going will be one of your biggest challenges. For many people, a mindfulness journal can help. If you’ve ever felt like you’re…